Tho. Seymour Lord Sudley,L.d Ad. of England, brother of the Protector Somerset [...] The Original Picture is in the Possession of the Marquis of Buckingham. This from a fine Miniature after it by Lady Lucan which is at Strawberry Hill.
Pub. Feb. 15 1786 by J. Thane Rupert Street Haymarket
Stipple with very large margins, rare; platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½").
Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley (c.1509-49), nobleman. At the start of Edward VI's reign, Seymour was appointed lord high admiral but was incensed that his brother Edward, duke of Somerset, was both lord protector and governor, believing that he should have one of these positions. Seymour's ambition led him to begin a series of intrigues which cost him his position and eventually his life. He defied Somerset by marrying Henry VIII's widow Katherine Parr in secret and tried to recruit several noblemen to his cause. He was believed to be plotting to kidnap Edward and Elizabeth, to marry the princess, and have himself made lord protector in place of his brother, but was arrested in 1549 and beheaded on Tower Hill soon after. It is believed that he tried to achieve too much too quickly, and might have had more success had he delayed his plots until the autumn of 1549.
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